I was talking to my Father the other day and I guess we both or probably all are thinking that next month will be one year that my Mother has been gone from us.
I miss her more than any of you could ever know.
And the pain sometimes is as real as the first day that she passed on.
This has been a journey for me personally. One filled with laughter at times and sometimes tears that will not stop flowing.
But in it all, God has given me a deeper appreciation for the little things.
For instance, tax free holidays - my mom would call a week or two in advance to let you know when to expect it.
The threat of snow, which is a rare comoddity in Georgia. Although we did get a lot yesterday, she would call to ensure that I was prepared for the snow and that my family is prepared.
Christmas - what size do the kids all wear and can they still wear the coats that she bought them last year would be a question that came every year like clock work. My mother was a woman of the little things. The small things that made a big difference. I believe that the Father would have me to encourage you to use your gift. No matter how seemingly small. Whether you know it or not, it is making a difference in the lives of others. I pray that 2008 will be a year for you like no other. I pray that your gift will make room for you and bring change into the lives of those that you come in contact with. I pray that you grow this year like never before. In Jesus name, Amen
Dear Cassandra, Bless your heart, I can hear and relate to your pain. But, as I read your posting I felt a kind of joy, as well. The joy of the APPRECIATION you have for your Mom and her very special thoughtfulness she shared throughout her life. Right now, these memories may be bittersweet, but they will eventually soothe your heart for they are treasures that you will cherish all your life. Your Mom gave you an extraordinary gift by being a beautiful person with an incredibly caring heart, and I have a feeling those same attributes will be seen in her lovely daughter. As a matter of fact, they are there right now. GOD BLESS YOU. With love, Peggy